'Bad signs for Pakistan' - Fans react as England defeat Netherlands by 160 runs in ODI World Cup 2023

Twitter Reactions after England defeated the Netherlands by 160 runs to bring up their second win in ODI World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, 8 November.

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In a much-needed turnaround, defending champions England secured a resounding victory against the Netherlands in Match 40 of the ODI World Cup 2023. The thrilling encounter unfolded at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, leaving cricket fans on the edge of their seats.

England’s campaign in this World Cup has been far from ideal, with a series of disappointing performances. However, they finally found their rhythm against the Netherlands, winning by a convincing margin of 160 runs.

Jonny Bairstow continued his struggle, falling for just 15 runs despite hitting a couple of boundaries. Dawid Malan, on the other hand, played a crucial innings, scoring 87 off 74 balls. His aggressive strokeplay included 10 fours and 2 sixes before he was run out by the Netherlands’ Logan Van Beek. Joe Root, who had been inconsistent in previous games, got a start but couldn’t capitalize, bowled by Van Beek for 28 runs.

Ben Stokes shines under pressure!

The spotlight, as usual, fell on Ben Stokes, who delivered a scintillating century. Stokes blazed his way to 108 runs off 84 balls, anchoring England’s innings. Unfortunately, England’s skipper had another disappointing outing, departing for just 5 runs. Chris Woakes played a crucial role in bolstering England’s total. His brisk 51 off 45 balls helped England post a challenging target of 339 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs.

The Netherlands began their chase with intent, but England’s bowlers struck early blows. None of the Dutch batsmen managed to reach the half-century mark. Spin duo Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid wreaked havoc, picking up 3 wickets each. Their disciplined bowling dismantled the Netherlands’ batting lineup.

Ben Stokes’ brilliant century earned him the Player of the Match award. His composed innings under pressure was the highlight of the game.

With this victory, England breaks a five-match losing streak, breathing new life into their campaign.The defending champions now occupy the 7th position in the points table, keeping their hopes alive for the upcoming Champions Trophy.

Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the next twists and turns in this enthralling World Cup. England’s resurgence adds drama to an already intense tournament! 

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